Queensland’s attorney-general says politicians travelling the state to hold public meetings on crime won’t be engaging in a ‘listening tour’.
Queensland’s attorney-general insists a travelling inquiry on crime isn’t a listening tour.
Politicians on parliament’s legal affairs and community safety committee are holding public and private hearings with crime victims across the state.
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says the MPs would be looking at early intervention strategies, and talking to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assaults.
“This is not a listening tour, this is a tour to find out what the causes of crime are,” he told reporters on Thursday.
“The Labor Party would do listening tours and then they’d never act on the advice from Queenslanders.
“This is really very much about listening to Queenslanders.”
Police Minister Jack Dempsey said community safety was his passion.
“Other ministers have other priorities, but for me … every sleeping moment is about keeping Queenslanders safe,” he said.
The committee will report by October 31.